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Go pink to show your support Komen 3-Day walkers Saturday in Mt. Prospect

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  • Buffalo Grove firefighter Steve Rusin cheers on participants during the 2012 Breast Cancer Walk in Mount Prospect.

       Buffalo Grove firefighter Steve Rusin cheers on participants during the 2012 Breast Cancer Walk in Mount Prospect.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Soaking her tired feet in Epsom salts Jennifer Mertz, of Glen Ellyn and her sister Bonnie Vastola, of Naperville set up their pink tent at the 2012 camp at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines.

       Soaking her tired feet in Epsom salts Jennifer Mertz, of Glen Ellyn and her sister Bonnie Vastola, of Naperville set up their pink tent at the 2012 camp at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Submitted by the village of Mount Prospect

On Saturday, Aug. 10, the second day of the Chicago Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk, walkers will be entering Mount Prospect on Golf Road at Route 83, and head northwest toward Melas Park. The walkers re-enter Mount Prospect at Euclid Avenue and Route 83 and head east toward Wolf Road. The walkers will enter Mount Prospect about 8 a.m. and leave about 5 p.m.

"Day 2 is the hardest for the walkers as the adrenaline rush from Day 1 has worn off and the end is nowhere in sight," organizer Tarina Wimmer said. "You can help the walkers by adopting a block along the route, providing the walkers encouragement and support -- smiling faces and applause make such a difference. Support these dedicated, hardworking walkers for one or up to three hours. Every bit helps."

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In addition to individuals, families, churches, schools and neighborhood can create a decorated area filled with music or refreshments.

New this year: Show your "pink" support for the walkers by decorating your house along the route. There will be a contest for The Best Show of PINK Support!

For more information and to be assigned a block, contact Tarina Wimmer at (847) 269-6277 or email the Mount Prospect Special Events Commission thinkpinkinmp@gmail.com.

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FRIDAY, AUG. 9

4:30 a.m. Crew members arrive, Northbrook Court Shopping Center, 2171 Northbrook Court.

5:30-6:30 a.m. Walkers arrive.

7-7:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony. Write the names of the people in your life who have lost their lives to breast cancer on white ribbons, that will be used to create a special memorial flag raised during the ceremony.

9:30 a.m. -- noon. Mile 9.0 at Sheridan Road & Elder Lane, Winnetka.

Noon-5 p.m. Mile 17.2, Flick Park, 3600 Glenview Road, Glenview.

SATURDAY, AUG. 10

8-10:15 a.m. Mile 4.2, 590 Beau Drive, Des Plaines, between Miller Road and Kathleen Drive (just east of Elmhurst Road).

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fire Station 1, 300 E. Sigwalt St., Arlington Heights (at Arlington Heights Road). Misting tent, Northern Illinois Pink Heals Tour fire engine, and the Tower Ladder on display.

11:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m. Mile 16.7, Woodland Trails Park, 1500 E. Euclid Ave., Mount Prospect.

4:30-8:30 p.m. Friends, family, invited to camp with walkers for party at the Maryville campus, Central and River roads, Des Plaines. Games and entertainment, live music. Parking for friends and family at the North River Road entrance. Visitors must leave by 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUG. 11

9:30 a.m.-noon. Mile 8.0, Lincoln Park, just north of Belmont Harbor at W. Addison Drive, Chicago, near clock tower.

10:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Mile 11.1, Lincoln Park, just south of Lincoln Park Zoo along Stockton Drive,

4:30-5 p.m. Closing Ceremony at Soldier Field.

Source: www.the3day.org/

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